Mineral Spas Across the Southwest

SPA is the acronym for the Latin phrase Salus Per Aquas, which means “health through water.”

Here are some amazing Natural Mineral Springs we’ve discovered and enjoyed from Colorado to New Mexico to California and in between. When traveling, nothing beats stopping off at a natural hot mineral pool and soaking those travel weary bones and muscles as well as a weary mind.

The minerals and heat combination are “just what the doctor ordered”. These have always been the highlight of any road trip we’ve taken, if we’re lucky enough to be close to visit one and, more often, the explicit reason for a chosen destination…to spend time in a natural mineral spring.

Please use the button below to see the amazing mineral springs I have visited and my first initial love affair with water. To return to this post, you can always click on the back arrow. I will keep adding more, and have some I already need to add to this growing list of amazing hot mineral spas across the southwest.

Author: Mary Catherine

• Published writer that used to contribute a monthly article on any given subject to my local newspaper. I am no longer doing this and miss it. • Owned my own custom paint store, "Wild Woods". I called it "wall art" that consisted of murals, glazing, faux painting and also painting vinyl garage doors to look like wood or metal; usually copper. • Have had an interesting past 14 years living off the grid in a remote area in Southern Utah near the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in a progressive community that held many informative events with guest speakers, including a number of published authors, and hands-on exercises in various self-sufficient living. No longer living there. • I have another blog about grandparenting. This is a subject near and dear to my heart nowadays. *As part of "the sandwich generation", I was caught between helping my adults kids (usually with their kids) as well as caring for an elderly parent, my mother, who was suffering from dementia. I want to do some writing on the aspect of full time care givers to people with Alzheimer's as well. I feel I have learned a lot about this. ~ What a Juggling Act! Somewhere with all those balls up in the air, my own dreams had been put on hold for too long and now, after losing my mother just recently, and my grandkids in school, I hope to rekindle them. My husband and I are super busy doing major remodeling jobs on a house we purchased two years ago as well as extensive yard work. The house and yard projects, which include the restoration of an old cottage built in the 1800's that sits on the far, back corner of our three-fourths acre lot we own are keeping us both really busy. Amidst the ongoing projects, I try to squeeze in a moment here and there to work on my blogs. Creativity has always been an essential part of who I am and when I stop doing things like this, I feel like a robot mechanically moving around, just getting the necessities done. Art, Music, Writing, Gardening, Home Interior Decorating, Water Activities like swimming and kayaking are the things I crave and try to find time to do. We have to "make it a good day"!

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    1. I forget how many there are, even close by. I hear that the City of Hurricane is giving attention to the proposition of re-opening Pah Tempe as a world-class spa run through a private ownership. We also have our humble, little Panaca Hot Springs nearby and the pool in Veyo, UT, which isn’t really a hot spring…is it even warm? Most of the spas I’ve mentioned are within a day or two’s drive. I have loved every single one and hope you and your family get the chance to visit a few!


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